Joe Hernandez

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Florida Condo Deaths Climb To 36 As Officials Try To Pinpoint The Number Of Missing

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Some 109 people were unaccounted for, though local officials said they had only been able to confirm that about 70 of those people were in the building at the time of the collapse.

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U.S. Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson Is Suspended After A Positive Marijuana Test

Friday, July 02, 2021

Richardson has accepted a one-month suspension after testing positive for THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana.

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The 'Human Error' That's Snarling The New York City Mayor's Race

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

City officials admitted they failed to remove 135,000 test ballots from the election management system before starting to count the real votes from Election Day and early voting, skewing the results.

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Bill Cosby Is Released From Prison After Court Overturns Sexual Assault Conviction

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that Cosby's due process rights were violated when he was charged for a 2004 assault after prosecutors told him they wouldn't bring criminal charges against him.

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What Led To The Florida Condo Collapse? Here's What We Know So Far

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

As one of the largest U.S. rescue operations in recent memory continues, those who escaped the tower or lost loved ones want to know how the 12-story structure could have failed so suddenly.

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Satellite Images Show The Devastation Wrought By The Florida Building Collapse

Saturday, June 26, 2021

The partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Fla., killed at least four people and left another 159 unaccounted for.

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Minnesota AG Keith Ellison Calls Chauvin Sentence A Moment Of Real Accountability

Friday, June 25, 2021

Ellison said the 270-month sentence was one of the longest prison terms ever issued to a former police officer for the unlawful use of deadly force.

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Derek Chauvin Gives A Brief, Cryptic Statement During The Sentencing Hearing

Friday, June 25, 2021

The former Minneapolis police officer gave his condolences to George Floyd's family. He also said, without explanation, there would be "some other information in the future that would be of interest."

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George Floyd's Brother Philonise Said His Family Was Given A Life Sentence

Friday, June 25, 2021

"For an entire year, I had to relive George being tortured to death every hour of the day," Philonise Floyd said during his victim impact statement in court.

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Miami-Dade Authorities Publicly Identify 1st Victim Of The Condo Tower Collapse

Friday, June 25, 2021

Stacie Fang, 54, died at the hospital from blunt force injuries due to the building collapse, the medical examiner's office told NPR. At least four people died due to the collapse.

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Since 9/11, Military Suicides Are 4 Times Higher Than Deaths In War Operations

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The new data highlights the divide between the dangers posed by war and the persistent mental health crisis in not only the military but the country at large.

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Hubble Trouble: NASA Can't Figure Out What's Causing Computer Issues On The Telescope

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

"It's just the inefficiency of trying to fix something which is orbiting 400 miles over your head instead of in your laboratory," said Paul Hertz, the director of astrophysics for NASA.

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India Walton Could Become The 1st Socialist Mayor Of A Major U.S. City In Decades

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

India Walton, a progressive candidate endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, would also be the first female mayor of New York's second-largest city if she wins the general election.

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Lumber Prices Are Finally Dropping After They Soared During The Pandemic

Monday, June 21, 2021

Demand for new homes and a rise in DIY renovation projects ate up the lumber supply during the pandemic. Meanwhile, sawmills struggled to keep pace amid COVID-19 setbacks.

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A Russian Man Has Been Charged In The Death Of U.S. Student Catherine Serou

Monday, June 21, 2021

The 34-year-old student and former U.S. Marine went missing last week and was later found dead. Her mother says she received a text reading, "In a car with a stranger. I hope I'm not being abducted."

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The First 'Murder Hornet' Of 2021 Has Been Discovered In Washington State

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Because of its withered condition and the fact that male giant hornets don't typically emerge until July, officials believe the hornet was likely from a previous season and just recently found.

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This School District Erased All Holiday Names After Dropping Columbus Day

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Some institutions have dropped the name Columbus Day or switched to celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day. One New Jersey school district came up with a new solution: eliminate all holiday names.

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Israel Has Become The 1st Country To Ban The Sale Of Most Fur Clothing

Monday, June 14, 2021

Israel has become the first country to outlaw the controversial clothing material that opponents say leads to the slaughter of millions of animals each year.

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U.S. Farmers Of Color Were About To Get Loan Forgiveness. Now The Program Is On Hold

Friday, June 11, 2021

A new federal program created by the Biden administration to reverse years of economic discrimination against U.S. farmers of color has ground to a halt.

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Darnella Frazier, Who Filmed George Floyd's Murder, Wins An Honorary Pulitzer

Friday, June 11, 2021

Committee officials who give out the prestigious prize in journalism and the arts said Frazier's recording highlighted "the crucial role of citizens in journalists' quests for truth and justice."

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